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Blessed are you, O land, when your king is the son of noblesa
and your officials feast in due season,
for strength and not for drunkenness! Bible
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Idiom: of noble character

“the son of nobles.” This is an idiom and means “of noble character,” the sons having the character of the father. It does not mean that the king would literally be a son of a nobleman, although he might be. Similarly, a “son of light” is a godly person while a “son of darkness” is an ungodly person, and a “son of Satan” has the characteristics of Satan.

“in due season.” That is, at the proper time (cp. Ecc. 3:1).


Commentary for: Ecclesiastes 10:17